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12 of the Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask a Mentor

We all need mentors in order to be successful, but how can you make the most of that relationship and make sure the setup is fulfilling for your mentor as well? Today, we invited in our friends from the Young Entrepreneur Council to answer one question: What’s the most valuable question you could ask a […]

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How to Make Your Startup’s Remote Meetings More Productive

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is one way you ensure that remote meetings are effective and engaging? 1. Hold High Expectations As a completely virtual company […]

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13 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Meeting Potential Advisors

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is the #1 mistake young entrepreneurs make when trying to pursue relationships with potential mentors […]

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9 Books to Read Before a Fundraising Round

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What is one great book I should read to learn everything that I need to learn about raising capital […]

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purdue mini acceleratorTim Hickle

Purdue Startup Competition Offers Funding for Student Ventures

This Spring, Purdue student entrepreneurs will do startup battle for their share of $15,000 in funding. The Anvil and The Foundry  have partnered up and are holding an 8 week startup competition called The Boiler that will pit Purdue’s best entrepreneurial engineers and business students against one another for their chance at thousands of dollars in […]

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Startup Investor Insights: Elevate Ventures’ Ting Gootee

When you score as much as the Seahawks did in the Super Bowl, the way people refer to you starts to change. They call you things like “dominant,” “effective,” and “the best.”  Elevate Ventures has been called many of those things. That’s why I was so excited to hear what Elevate Ventures’ Vice President of […]

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Matthew Anderson

First-Time Startup Founder Advice: Don’t be Alone and Clueless, Get Help!

Adproval evolved a lot as a business in 2013. This candid post by Adproval founder Matthew Anderson shares first-time startup founder advice worth noting. Now, here’s Matthew…  Sup, nerds. I’m glad to share lessons I learned last year as the founder of  Adproval and really look forward to your feedback. I discovered that being alone sucks […]

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Tim Hickle

Founder Lessons: What 2 Entrepreneurs Learned in 2013

Last week, we talked to four Indy founders about the biggest lessons they learned from their business from 2013. Today, we want to highlight two very well-respected and well-established founders who wanted to get in on the conversation.       Andy Medley, PERQ Marketing Above all, create true value. The game of true value […]

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FounderSuiteAlec Synnestvedt

Founder Stories: Lessons Learned from a Startup for Startups

He was knee deep in it. And it was from his unique vantage point, squarely in the middle of the action, that Nathan Beckord’s wheels started turning. Beckord was an investment banker during the dot com boom, and through his consulting work with startups, he recognized the passion he had for guiding young companies to […]

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Matt Hunckler

7 New Business Skills to Put Into Practice for Better Results

I do the same thing at the end of every year. I take my pen and moleskine and lock myself in a room until I’ve filled at least five pages with new business skills and lessons I learned that year. Sometimes, these lessons don’t reveal themselves until I actually do this exercise in reflection. And […]

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